Wednesday, February 15, 2012

In Loving Memory, Malachite, Born Jan 1, 1980 - Died Feb 12, 2012


This horse deserves a tribute, he was that special in our lives, but I cannot find the words at this time. Each time I sit here, the tears well up and I cannot see the screen. I will wait to post when I can do his memory justice.

In the meantime here's the picture Lindsay asked me to post. She brought it to me right after we returned from saying our goodbyes. I think it tells how much he meant to her and how much she meant to him, that beautiful face resting over her shoulder looking at the camera.

I thought I had done a post about how Lindsay and "Mark" built that connection but I have been unable to locate it in my archives. I did write their story and it was published in the Arabian Horse Association's magazine at that time.

I can't imagine I haven't posted that story here. If that is indeed the case, it will need to be included in his tribute. This was a remarkable horse and he will always hold a place in our hearts.

28 comments:

  1. Im so sorry for your loss Mikael :(

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  2. So sorry that this horse you loved has passed, but he had a long life and was obviously loved; hugs to you, and hope all is otherwise well, and that Dave is doing better.

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  3. Others can no longer see him, but his hooves will bend the grasses towards you and you will know he is there, in your heart for always.

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  4. My love to you and yours. I have been through the loss of a good horse and I understand.

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  5. I'm so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful horse.

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  6. I am so sorry for your loss. I lost a mare in the fall and have not been able to write a fitting tribute yet. It will come and so will yours. For now, take comfort in your memories. RIP, Malachite. You were loved.

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  7. I am so sorry that you have lost your precious friend Mikael.

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  8. So sorry to hear about the loss of such a special horse.

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  9. Sorry for your loss and still praying for your health.

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  10. I'm so sorry. It's never easy to lose a horse. Yes, hugs to you! (((BIG HUG)))

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  11. Such sadness at this time. May all of the great memories bring some smiles to offset the grief.

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  12. It's so hard to lose a friend like Malachite. I know he was like a member of the family and had a special bond with Lindsay. He will be missed but his memory will live on in your hearts.

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  13. So sorry for your loss. He was a lucky horse to have belonged to you.

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  14. I seem to remember reading about Lindsay and Mark so there probably is at least one entry somewhere. My condolences on your loss.

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  15. I am so sorry for your loss, what an extraordinarily beautiful face, on both!

    Exhausted from other trials, I had to get out the old calculator to check my math.
    32 years, RR!! That's incredible. How lucky he was to find you, what a sweet wonderful life he's lived, thanks to you. Look at that face. He really says it all.

    Thank you for being there.
    I so wish I could help you in your struggles, and I was saddened to see that people are doing cruel things on FB to you. Some people's kids have no class, at all.

    Deepest sympathies, to you and yours.
    love
    Barb

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  16. Very sorry for your loss... Will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers...

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  17. Very sorry. I'll look forward to his tribute. He must have been a special guy!

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  18. Mikael,

    This has been such a long difficult period of loss and adjustment for you all. We all grieve with you. Holding you gently in prayer. Be well and very soon the sun will be out to chase away all the dark clouds.

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  19. I am so sorry:( Be comforted knowing he lived a long wonderful life (he was older than I am!) Many hugs to you.

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  20. It is such a hard thing to say good-bye. He was a part of your life for so long.

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  21. Oh what a loss, I dont even know what to say but sharing as many hugs as I can give to you.

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  22. Malachite had a good long life, and you gave him great care and love. May he rest in peace. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  23. Always so sad to hear of the loss of a great horse... Condolences to all of his family~

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